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Report: Multiple MLB games being postponed amidst player protests

Major League Baseball is facing player protests in the aftermath of police shooting Jacob Blake. We break down the latest news on postponements.

General view during a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

UPDATE 8:13 p.m.: The Orioles and Rays will not play after Baltimore players chose not to play.

UPDATE 6:27 p.m.: The Rockies have decided to not play their Thursday game with the Diamondbacks a day after Matt Kemp sat out by himself.

UPDATE 4:32 p.m.: The Twins-Tigers and Red Sox-Blue Jays games scheduled for Thursday have been postponed after players chose not to play.

Three Major League Baseball games were postponed on Wednesday amidst player protests, and Thursday is bringing more postponements in the aftermath of police shooting Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers contest will be postponed, according to reporter Jeff Passan and the Philadelphia Phillies-Washington Nationals contest is being postponed, according to reporter Jim Salisbury. The Boston Red Sox have players discussion tonight’s game with the Toronto Blue Jays and figuring out next steps, according to Passan.

On Wednesday, Brewers-Reds, Mariners-Padres, and Giants-Dodgers were all postponed as players pushed back on playing. Individual players on other teams also chose not to play, but those were the only three games the league was forced to postpone.

The players union and league officials spoke Thursday morning to figure out what they all want to do, according to reporter Ken Rosenthal. They did not reach any conclusions, and so for now the players and teams are sorting this out on their own.